Scrapbook Studio Tour: Papermint (!!)


You are not going to BELIEVE this papercrafting studio! I came across it on Pinterest this morning while drinking my coffee and my jaw dropped. Like, literally. It caused a coffee dribble down my chin and the whole scene wasn’t pretty.

But it was worth it.


papermint organized craft studio

Please go look at all the pretty pictures, then come back here so we can dish about it, K?

. . . Sets the scene

. . . Refreshes coffee

. . . Patiently waits while lovely reader checks out Papermint Studio pics

. . . Puts on some music (“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, if you must know)

. . . Checks watch …. erm … cell phone for the time. Gah! Hurry back, dear reader!


There you are.


What just happened? Can you frickin’ frackin’ BELIEVE that papercrafting studio?!?! Was it a figment of my overactive scrapmagination or does it really exist?

My first thought when I saw it was, “I have died and gone to Heaven.” My spiritual belief has always been that we get to pick our Heaven and, baby, that would be mine!

I usually do pretty quick posts with my, like, top 3 things I like about a scrapbooking or crafting space but this obviously deserves more. So here we go . . .

What I love (I mean, other than every. single. thing.):

– Oh, all that white cabinetry! Such a dream of mine, to have the whole room look cohesive and clean.

– Classy, pretty accents like the light fixture, computer chair, fresh flowers, and pretty bins and boxes.

– Supplies arranged in rainbow order {ROYGBIV}; it makes my everlovin’ organizational heart go pitter patter.

– All things of one type together: paints, flowers, ink, cardstock, ribbon, punches, etc. When she needs a specific thing, I bet she finds it in 1.2 seconds flat.

– Awesome iMac. Awesome big TV. I would never, EVER, leave that room. Srsly. “Dahling! Won’t you be a dear and bring mama some tea and crackers so I can continue with my scrapbook mojo? Thanks, Luv!”

– Color scheme of white, silver, and apple green with touches of turquoise, black, and pink. Swoon.

– All that wide white countertop. Wowee. You can spread out your Project Life or invite friends to scrap or help your kids with a big school project. Plenty a’ room.

The only slightly negative thing I can say is this: She doesn’t have enough washi tape.

And I do not feel sorry for her. {Hee. Sorry, Evil Erika comes out when I’m sooper dooper jealous!}

Okay, your turn! What do you think of this uh-MAY-zing papercrafting studio?

Organized Craft Room: Katie at “Sew Woodsy”

Not all of us have massive rooms available to devote solely to our crafting adventures, so for those of you with smaller rooms, Katie at Sew Woodsy has the perfect plan. Check out her Craft Room Tour. She was able to maximize her square footage to the fullest extent. Have your pen and paper ready to take notes!

sew woodsy craft room

Here are some of the innovative ideas I love about her space:

– Her floor to ceiling space use is perfect to take up less floor space. Granted, if it were my space I would need a huge step ladder.

– Even though her room isn’t huge, she still managed to add in a cozy corner chair.

– The L-shaped desk gives plenty of workspace to have multiple supplies or projects out at once.

– I love that her supplies are so organized and even sorted by color.

My favorite thing about the room is that she maximized her workspace by using her closet as the hub of the room. Often, our supplies only get lost or hidden in dark closets. This way, her supplies are visible all the time.

Let us know what you think of Katie’s space in the Comments below :)

Scrapbook Room Tour: Nurse Lisa from YouTube

“Scrapbooking Room Tour 2015” by Nurse Lisa on YouTube:

My favorites from this room:

– The classy look of it; she used the peacock rugs as her inspiration colors and decorated the room beautifully to coordinate with them. I love all the art and it’s a unique thing to see in a scrapbook room.

– Major envy over her big Expedit/Kallax shelving from Ikea. Those drawers are stinkin’ awesome!

– She either hasn’t been scrapbooking (aka supply hoarding) for very long or she’s very good at using and/or editing her supplies. I was amazed at the tidy amount of paper and embellishments.

The only thing I would change is I’d switch the 2 prints above the window. It makes me sad that the birdies aren’t facing each other. But, hey, that’s a matter of taste.

Thanks for sharing your room with the interwebs, Lisa!

Dear reader, what do you like best about Lisa’s room?

Scrapbook Room Makeover: Angela with “Heartedly Handcrafted”

Here is Angela’s scrapbook room makeover post and below is a video.  She did this all for under $100 – but obviously tons of time!


What a change, huh?!?

I’m not a lacy girl myself but I sure do love this room and all the changes she made. It’s hard to believe such a drastic difference cost her so little money. She was already pretty organized with those white shelves but even more so after the makeover.

I also really enjoyed that she condensed it down into a 4-minute video, with text to guide us and pretty music playing. Great job, Angela!

Expedit/Kallax Scrapbook Storage: Kelly at Simply Kelly Designs

Check out Kelly’s blog post HERE where she talks about the IKEA Expedit (now re-named as Kallax) in her scrapbook room.

My favorite things:

– She made cubbies JUST for her kids’ books and projects that are accessible to them anytime.

– The baskets along the bottom are perfect for “hiding” things that maybe don’t look as neat as the rest of the shelves :)

– That colorful row of WRMK albums along the top; they just make me happy!

– Of course, the large white Expedit/Kallax itself, which has been on my Scrappy Wish List for years.

Do you have a special place for your kids, spouse, etc. to access their special memories and things? What’s your favorite part of your Expedit/Kallax?

Organized Scrapbook Studio: Penny from Penny {Scraps} Blog

I’ve known Penny online for years; I think it’s been since way back in the early 2000’s when we met on the Creating Keepsakes message board, then Peas and Peeps. She’s a lovely person and has a lovely scrapbook studio as well :)

Isn’t it gorgeous?! You can see the whole thing HERE on her blog.

My favorite things about it are:

– The red color on the walls really pops with the white cabinets and brown furniture.

– Penny’s true self and personality are throughout her space.

– That Ikea Expedit shelf and all those closed cabinets are a scrapbooker’s dream!

– She turned an antique hardware cabinet into primo scrapbook storage.

What did you find inspiring about Penny’s scrapbook studio?

Organized Scrapbook Studio: Nancy Nally with Scrapbook Update

I’m sure you’re a regular reader of SCRAPBOOK UPDATE – we all are!  But did you catch Nancy Nally’s post about her super organized scrapbook space?  Check it out HERE!

What I especially love:

– The light green paint color is so cheerful and light.

– Nancy uses IKEA products throughout her room, which are practical and affordable.

– All of the open workspace is usable for Nancy AND her family.

– There’s a place for her daughter to look at the albums Nancy works so hard on.

What are your favorite things about Nancy’s space?